Winokur joins cast of 'Retired at 35'

Winokur joins cast of 'Retired at 35'

NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Broadway actress Marissa Jaret Winokur has joined the cast of the sitcom "Retired at 35," TV Land announced.
Brinkley, Lopez kick off 'The Talk'

Brinkley, Lopez kick off 'The Talk'

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- The new CBS daytime talk show "The Talk" will showcase Christie Brinkley, Jennifer Lopez and Jenny Sanford in its premiere week, the network said.
CBS: 'The Talk' to premiere Oct. 18

CBS: 'The Talk' to premiere Oct. 18

NEW YORK, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- A new U.S. daily daytime chat show, "The Talk," will debut in October, CBS announced Wednesday.
Peete, Osbourne to co-host chat show

Peete, Osbourne to co-host chat show

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, Holly Robinson Peete, Leah Remini and Marissa Jaret Winokur are to star in a new U.S. daily chat show, CBS said.
Winokur, Miller welcome baby boy

Winokur, Miller welcome baby boy

LOS ANGELES, July 25 (UPI) -- Broadway star Marissa Jaret Winokur confirmed she and her husband, comedy writer Judah Miller, have become parents via a surrogate mother.
Marissa voted off of 'Dancing'

Marissa voted off of 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- U.S. actress Marissa Jaret Winokur and her professional dance partner Tony Dovolani were the latest contenders voted off of "Dancing with the Stars."

Winokur booted from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 13 (UPI) -- Kristi Yamaguchi, Cristian de la Fuente and Jason Taylor Tuesday made it into the final round of ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
Mario axed on 'Dancing'

Mario axed on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, May 6 (UPI) -- Singer Mario became the latest contestant Tuesday tossed off ABC's "Dancing with the Stars."
De la Fuente ruptured tendon on 'Dancing'

De la Fuente ruptured tendon on 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 29 (UPI) -- Chilean actor Cristian de la Fuente said Tuesday he ruptured a tendon in his left arm during Monday's live "Dancing with the Stars" broadcast on ABC.
Presley eliminated from 'Dancing'

Presley eliminated from 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, April 16 (UPI) -- Priscilla Presley was the latest celebrity to be eliminated from the U.S. dance competition show "Dancing with the Stars" Tuesday night.

Carolla, Presley sign up for 'Dancing'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Adam Carolla, Penn Jillette, Marlee Matlin, Priscilla Presley and Monica Seles have signed on for the new season of the U.S. TV series "Dancing with the Stars."

Travolta, Latifah sign up for 'Hairspray'

LOS ANGELES, March 4 (UPI) -- John Travolta and Queen Latifah are reportedly on board to star in Adam Shankman's film adaptation of the Broadway musical "Hairspray."

ABC to film 'Once Upon a Mattress'

LOS ANGELES, May 14 (UPI) -- Tony Award nominee Kathleen Marshall has been hired to direct and choreograph a U.S. television version of "Once Upon a Mattress."

'Hairspray' gets a new Tracy

NEW YORK, April 14 (UPI) -- The Michigan teen who portrayed Tracy in the national touring company of "Hairspray" is going to play the part on Broadway.

'Hairspray,' 'Journey' Tony's Top Winners

NEW YORK, June 9 (UPI) -- The campy new musical "Hairspray" and a revival of Eugene O'Neill's classic drama "Long Day's Journey Into Night" were the top winners at the 57th Annual Tony A
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Marissa Jaret Winokur
Actress Marissa Jaret Winokur attends the west coast premiere of the play 'Chicken' in Los Angeles December 2, 2005. (UPI Photo/ Phil McCarten)

Marissa Jaret Winokur, sometimes credited as Marissa Winokur, (born February 2, 1973) is an American actress known for her performance as Tracy Turnblad in the highly successful Broadway musical adaptation of John Waters' film Hairspray, as well as her work on the Pamela Anderson sitcom Stacked. Some of her other TV Credits include Curb Your Enthusiasm, Moesha, The Steve Harvey Show, Just Shoot Me!, Felicity, and Dharma & Greg.

Winokur was born in New York City, the daughter of Maxine, a teacher, and Michael Winokur, an architect. She is Jewish. Winokur was a cheerleader and captain of her high school soccer team at Fox Lane High School. She later studied at The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, graduating from the integrated program.

Winokur won the 2003 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical, Drama Desk Award, Theatre World Award, and Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Hairspray. She had previously appeared on Broadway as "Pink Lady Jan" in the revival of Grease.

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